A Pennsylvania couple who believe in faith healing have been sentenced to prison for their refusal to send their infant son to a doctor when he was sick.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible were sentenced Wednesday by Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner to three and a half years in prison.
This was the second child of the Schaibles to die due to an untreated illness. The couple's first son died at age 2, in 2009. more >>
A Colorado woman is claiming Jesus Christ told her to lay a newborn girl on train tracks as a train prepared to depart the Pueblo station last week.
Witnesses watched with horror on Feb. 14 at around 2:15 p.m. when they saw 31-year-old Jennifer Sloan allegedly place a newborn on the tracks in front of a train preparing to depart from the north end of Pueblo, near 29th and Lowell. Passengers reportedly began knocking on the first car of the train to alert the conductor of the baby on the tracks, while others chased after Sloan, stopping her and keeping her at the station until police arrived.
The train's conductor alerted two city workers of the situation, and the workers rescued the newborn from the tracks. It remains uncertain if Sloan is the mother of the child. more >>
Genesis Carmona, a Venezuelan beauty queen and marketing student who was in a coma following a gunshot wound to the head, died Wednesday. She was shot during a peaceful demonstration amid the country's ongoing political turmoil.
Carmona's death marks the fifth fatality in Venezuela since students led a march last week against government corruption, violence and poverty.
"How long are we going to live like this? How long do we have to tolerate this pressure, with them killing us?" said a relative of Carmona, who asked to remain anonymous, reports New York Daily News. "She only needed one more semester to graduate." more >>
A late night prank by a group of teenagers in Little Rock, Ark., turned deadly on Valentine's Day when a 15-year-old girl ended up being fatally shot in the head by the father of a friend whose car they egged and filled with leaves.
The girl, Adrian Deejayee Broadway, died from her would early Saturday morning, according to THV 11 and left the friends she was with that night in mourning.
"She didn't have to go this way; she wasn't supposed to go," Broadway's friend, 16-year-old Kortazha Williams, told THV 11. more >>
Satanist groups have rejected the claims of "Craigslist killer" Miranda Barbour who said she joined a satanic cult and killed 22 people. The groups said Barbour is not part of any official organization.
"According to our records, we have never had any contact from this woman, nor her accomplice," said Magus Peter Gilmore, head priest of the Church of Satan, according to CNN. "It seems to me that she is calling herself a member of a 'satanic cult,' not a legally incorporated above-ground form of Satanism."
The 19-year-old Pennsylvania woman is being charged with the Nov. 11 killing of Troy LaFerrara, Pa., who she and her husband met through Craigslist. more >>
A 21-year-old Christianity student and children's minister who allegedly murdered his fiancée he was expected to wed in August, then tried to make it look like a suicide, has been suspended by his church after he was arrested and charged by the Jackson Police Department in Tennessee.
Investigators in the case announced Saturday that they had charged Charles Pittman, 21, with the first-degree murder of his fiancée, Olivia Greenlee, 21. Pittman was also charged with tampering with evidence related to the murder, according to the Jackson Sun.
Both Pittman and Greenlee attended Union University in Tennessee where Pittman is a senior Christian ministries major while Greenlee was a senior in music education. While the two were engaged they lived separately off campus. more >>